storage polysaccharide

[ stawr-ij pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid ]

  1. a polysaccharide that occurs in a living organism as a form of stored energy: storage polysaccharides include the glycogen in animals and the starch and fructosan in plants.

Origin of storage polysaccharide

First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby storage polysaccharide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024